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Main page/Guides/Ironman & Hardcore/Skilling Guides/ Mining
This is the ironman / hardcore ironman Mining guide, the guide for regular players can be found here.
Mining is a skill that allows players to obtain ores and gems from rocks. With ores, a player can then either smelt bars and make equipment using the Smithing skill or sell them for profit.
|Pickaxe Name||Pickaxe Picture||Level Needed||Obtained from|
|Bronze Pickaxe||1||Mining Store|
|Iron Pickaxe||1||Mining Store|
|Steel Pickaxe||6||Mining Store|
|Mithril Pickaxe||21||Mining Store|
|Adamant Pickaxe||31||Mining Store|
|Rune Pickaxe||41||Mining Store|
|Inferno Adze||41||Skilling Shop|
|Dragon Pickaxe||61||Skilling Shop, Chief Thief Robins Silver Stall|
|Infernal Pickaxe||61||1k Perfect Dragon Scales + Dragon Pickaxe|
To access the Mining Store, you can trade Miner Magnus in Neitiznot (North) just east past the rocks
He can also be found in the Donator Zone, in the room with a furnace.
The Dragon Pickaxe and Inferno Adze can be bought from the Skilling Point Store, this can be found by trading Max either at Edgville, or at the Donator Zone.
The Inferno Adze is mainly used as a hatchet. However, it can be used as a pickaxe but it is only equvalent to the rune pickaxe. This means that the Dragon Pickaxe, which only costs 500 skill points is a much better option for mining.
Chief Thief Robins Silver Stall
The Dragon Pick axe can also be stolen from Chief Thief Robins Silver Stall, which can save spending 500 Skill points. However this item is very rare.
Every pickaxe, excluding the Inferno Adze, has a gilded version available. These gilded versions are exactly the same as the normal versions, just with a golden trim. To obtain these you pay with star dust, which can be obtained in the Shooting Star minigame. This could be a better alternative to buying a dragon pickaxe from the skill shop if you are saving up skill points.
|Type of Ore||Ore Picture||Level Needed||Ironman xp||Hardcore Ironman xp|
Note: When you reach level 99, xp will get reduced by half.
Non-donators who do not want to venture into The Wilderness will have to stick with mining Adamant.
You will have to mine roughly 299.145 Runite Ores, or 393.612 Adamant Ores in order to reach 200 million experience from level 99.
You will have to mine roughly 498.575 Runite Ores, or 921.013 Adamant Ores in order to reach 200 million experience from level 99.
Location of Rocks
Neitznot (North) contains all the types of Rocks except for Rune. There is also a furnace/ anvil so players can train their Smithing skill at the same time.
North-East of the KBD Lair
The only area where Non-Donators can mine Rune ore is located in the Wilderness. This rock is located north-east of the King Black Dragon's Lair. If you are Mining here be careful as Player Killers may come to kill you.
As the name of the place suggests, you need to be a Donator to enter this area. Just the the North of the bank, you can find one of each of these rocks: Coal, Gold, Mithril, Adamant, and most importantly Rune.
The silver rock can be found in South Karamja, north of Shilo village.
Useful Items and Boosts
|Picture||Item/Boost||Effect||How to Obtain|
|Knowledge Effect||All experience gained will be increased by:
||Go to the Donator Zone, in the building to the west of the bank and click on the Defence Totem (Knowledge effect).|
|Bonus Experience||All experience gained will be multiplied by 3 until the bonus experience runs out.||
|N/A||Monthly Bonus||All experience gained is multiplied by 1.25||Play during the 1st to the 5th of every month.|
|Brawling Gloves (Mining)||Doubles all mining experience gained.||
|Prospector Kit outfit||Provides 20% bonus mining experience.||Buy from the donator shop (if it's in the monthly rotation).|
|Infernal Pickaxe||Has a 1/2 chance of granting Smithing experience while mining ores.||
The Skill Cape
If you reach level 99 in Mining, you can talk to the Wise Old Man at home to obtain the Skill cape. He is located at home, in the building north of the bank.
The 99 cape costs 90K Gp and comes with a matching hood. Both the Mining cape and hood give +9 bonus to all defense stats.
- For HCIM, this cape will cost only 300 gp.
If you reach 200m experience in the Mining skill you will also unlock the ability to buy the Master Mining Cape. It is exactly the same as the normal Skill cape. However, you can adjust the trim colour to whatever you like. This cape costs 15m Gp.
- For HCIM, this cape will cost only 300 gp.
All ironman/hcim skill guides:
Agility - Attack - Cooking - Crafting - Defence - Farming - Firemaking - Fishing -
Fletching - Herblore - Hitpoints - Magic - Mining - Prayer - Ranged - Runecrafting -
Slayer - Smithing - Strength - Summoning - Thieving - Woodcutting